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Don’t Just Follow The Crowd: Other Ways You Can Increase Fitness Levels

Getting fit is one of the best ways to spend your spare time. It not only helps you maintain your current fitness levels, lose weight, and feel better about yourself, but it is also a great way to socialize and have fun. What else would you rather be doing?

However, I can understand that people can get a little disheartened with the routine of going to the gym or doing the same thing day in day out, so it’s always worth mixing things up a little and trying out alternative ways to maintain your fitness and meet new people. So forget the gym, those aerobic exercises or even just working out at home, why not give some of these other fun options a try?

Bounce your way to a fitter you

Trampolining or using one of the smaller bouncers is a great way to improve your fitness, and a lot of fun. There are more trampolining parks opening up where you could turn up for either a session or just use them for as long as you want in the time you have. Trampolines can provide an intensive workout using many of your muscles throughout your body. You could say it is an all over workout.

Hiking is the new walking on a treadmill

Don’t just hike your way to nowhere, instead why not adorn your fitness gear and actually head out somewhere. Hiking is becoming more popular and as the weather gets better you really have no excuse. Not only is a great way to keep fit but the fresh air can do wonders for your mood and energy levels overall.

Dance yourself fit

Dancing is one of the best ways to improve your fitness, those professional dancers have unbelievable strength and fitness to do what they do. It could also be a fun way to get your daily or weekly exercise booked in. From modern takes to ballroom dancing, there are plenty of dance classes available locally that you are sure to be able to get involved in. Perhaps enlist the help of a friend to get you started. It could also be the perfect place to make new friends.

Personal trading sessions instead of going it alone

Personal training sessions are easier to digest than heading to the gym. The first thing to remember is that you have a dedicated person with you. They can advise you on your goals, and help to tailor a workout around that. It might be personal strength training to help tone, it might be specific cardio workouts to help with your fitness, or specific exercises that can aid weight loss. Working out at the gym is better when you have the knowledge of what you are doing, rather than just aimlessly using a treadmill.

Take up old playground antics

Skipping and using a hula hoop are fast making a comeback as a great way to get into shape. Skipping is a great cardio workout and can be an easy daily exercise that you do. A hula hoop is a great way to work on your core muscles while having a lot of fun in the process. When was the last time you used a hula hoop or a skipping rope?

So there you have it, some of the fun and alternative ways to ensure you keep on enjoying your fitness journey. 

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